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High Expectations for Legal Marijuana in Uruguay Despite Challenges: Report

A new report studying marijuana legalization in Uruguay suggests that the industry has a sustainable future despite some expected struggles, and could offer some...
Rocco Morabito of Italy's 'Ndrangheta
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Fugitive Italian Latest Foreign Crime Boss Captured in Uruguay

An Italian crime boss and one of Italy's most wanted criminals has been arrested in Uruguay after decades on the run, highlighting another case in which an...
Uruguay faces setbacks in legal marijuana program
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US Banking Laws Could Hinder Uruguay’s Legal Marijuana Program

Uruguay's biggest bank is shuttering accounts linked to pharmacies that are legally selling marijuana due to concerns about running afoul of US laws regulating...
Seized funds will be used to finance resources for those with drug addictions
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Uruguay to Use Seized Narco Assets for Addiction Treatment

Authorities in Uruguay have announced that funds seized from drug traffickers will be used to finance resources for people with drug addictions, exemplifying one...
Marijuana sold in Uruguayan pharmacies
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Weekly InSight: Uruguay’s Historic Marijuana Legalization Experiment

In our July 20 Facebook Live session, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa and Geoff Ramsey, a research and communications associate at the Washington Office on Latin America...
 A cannabis plant
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Uruguay Pharmacies to Begin Selling Legal Marijuana

Beginning on July 19, Uruguay's citizens will be able to legally purchase marijuana from pharmacies, a milestone in the process of establishing a legal market for...
Illegal currency operations are reportedly flourishing along the Uruguay-Brazil border
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Illegal Exchange Houses Flourish on Uruguay-Brazil Border

A media report blames lack of government control for Uruguay's extensive illegal currency exchange operations along the border with Brazil, but the country's...
PCC graffiti inside a Brazil prison
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Brazil’s Biggest Gang Sets Sights on Regional Expansion

A slew of recent reports indicates Brazil's PCC is stepping up its criminal activities in countries throughout South America, which one expert says is a clear sign...
Police confront Uruguay's "barras bravas"
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Uruguay’s ‘Barras Bravas’ Have Become Cartels: Soccer Official

A high-level soccer official in Uruguay said recently that the country's organized fan clubs have begun operating like criminal organizations, indicating the...